Oil Pulling is a non-invasive way to clean the mouth and detoxify the body.
The book recommends taking 2 teaspoons of liquid coconut oil into your mouth and swishing it around for 20 minutes then spitting into the trash. The science is that cell walls are oil. Oil pulling pulls the bacteria cells in your mouth into the liquid oil then you spit them out. Water and oil repel.
A person has the most amount of bacteria in their mouth in the morning when they awake. Eating washes it away. Before lunch is the second best time to catch the most bacteria. You can oil pull anytime. On an empty stomach is recommended in case you feel nauseous which I do when I have mucus in my throat.
I had lunch with a friend and she brought me a book called Oil Pulling Therapy by Dr. Bruce Fife. She told me she had been oil pulling for several months and noticed that her hair had changed, she had lost weight, and her skin was softer.
This was an answer to prayer for me because I had been having trouble with my teeth. I have very deep pockets around my teeth that are impossible to clean. My dentist thought I would soon lose my teeth. He knows me well enough to be sure I eat a very healthy diet. He thinks I inheritedbad teethfrom my parents (who both had bad teeth). Which would agree with Dr. Weston Price’s findings as written in his book Nutritive and Physical Degeneration.
As soon as I got home I told my kids about oil pulling. My daughter was the first to try it because she wanted to have smoother skin on her face. We grabbed the sunflower oil from the cupboard. The sunflower oil turned to mayonnaise in my mouth. I had to spit it out after only a few minutes. Then I tried olive oil and that was better. Coconut oil was by far the best oil for us to use. My teenagers noticed a difference on their skin the next day. (They also avoid yeast).
I have had a problem with my hair thinning. I have new hair growing on the hairline of my scalp. I also lost about 10 pounds in the first two weeks of oil pulling because I noticed that I no longer had the food cravings as before. When I went back to the dentist I got a report that I had almost no plaque (around my dental work is impossible to clean), little or no bleeding of the gums, and overall improvement in my mouth.
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